Stoney Creek Astros need big inning to ground Jays

The High Park Red Sox mercied the Dundas Jays 25-4 in four innings in their Little League 2009 District 1 House League Tournament game last weekend (June 20-21).

For the Red Sox, A.J. Padmore went three innings, allowing one earned run on three hits and six strikeouts in his start on the mound. Christopher Boen had an inside the park homerun to leadoff the top of the third inning for the Red Sox. For the Jays, Jess Sussman and Tyson Middlemost each went two-for-two at the plate with two singles.

The Erindale Indians came from behind to defeat the Ancaster Yankees 6-3. For Erindale, Mitchell McCarthy pitched five innings, allowed three earned runs in three hits and struck out 11 Ancaster batters. Jonathan Lui had two singles and a walk in his three plate appearances for Erindale. For Ancaster, Mark Szoztak led his team going two-for-two and scoring twice.

The Stoney Creek Astros survived a late game scare to defeat the Oakville Jays 13-12. Stoney Creek sent 14 batters to the plate in the bottom of the fourth inning, scoring 10 runs.

In the top of the sixth inning, Oakville sent 13 batters to the plate and took the lead by scoring nine times. For Stoney Creek, Tyler Kamphuis had two doubles two RBI and scored the game winning run. For Oakville, Alex Chyz had three singles, an RBI and scored three times.

On Friday (June 26), Oakville will face High Park at 6:30 p.m. and Dundas will take on Erindale at 8:30 p.m. in the final round robin games. The following day the two semi-final games will be played starting at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. and the winners will move to the championship game on Sunday. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m.

Six teams are involved in this round robin tournament. Teams will play in two pools with three games guaranteed with the top two teams in each pool moving on to the semi-finals of the tournament. High Park looks to defend their title that they won at the 2008 District 1 House League Tournament held in Stoney Creek. All games in the tournament will be played at Optimist Little League Park in Stoney Creek off of Highway 8.